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Inside the Pack: Hobby Goals for 2020

I’m not big on making resolutions at the start of each year in my personal life; I find that they often fall by the wayside and I end up disappointed a few months into the new year. I do, …

Inside the Pack: 2020 Topps Chrome Update Review

It feels odd to do a review of a 2020 product after having already reviewed 2021 Topps Series 1, but that’s the way things worked out this year. A late arrival for the annual end-of-year Target exclusive put this …

Inside The Pack: Should I Grade My Card?

One of the most common questions I hear from collector friends is, “Should I grade this card?” The answer to this question is almost never a simple yes or no. There are many factors that would go into my …

Inside the Pack: Ichiro and Albert

If you’ve collected baseball cards for any length of time at all, then you know the mania surrounding rookie cards of Shohei Ohtani is nothing new. Just last season, there was a similar hysteria over Aaron Judge, and in …

Inside the Pack: My Most Valuable Card

My great-grandmother (Bubbie) lived in Brooklyn, in a brownstone off Coney Island Avenue. She used to visit us in Florida every year for my birthday, taking the Amtrak train all the way down just to see me for a …

Inside the Pack: Collect What You Love

When I started collecting baseball cards, my personal collection was just “baseball cards”. In my 9-year-old brain, that was a sufficient collection. After some time I started to focus on Florida Marlins cards, but, since they weren’t around until …